Ongoing COVID-19 activity in two hot spots outside of China—Italy and Iran—have led to travel-linked cases in four newly affected countries: Algeria, Brazil, Greece, and Pakistan.

Meanwhile, South Korea saw no let-up in its novel coronavirus outbreak, and several already affected countries reported more travel-related cases, plus some that may reflect local spread.

As the numbers of outside China surge, the World Health Organization (WHO) said in its daily update today that, for the first time, the daily number of cases outside of China exceeds those reported within China.

In China, the National Health Commission today reported 406 new cases, raising its overall outbreak total to 78,046 cases. They also reported 52 more deaths and 374 fewer serious cases, putting those respective totals at 2,715 and 8,752.

Global COVID-19 totals have reached 81,322 cases and 2,770 deaths, according to a list curated by Johns Hopkins.

Italy travel noted in Brazil infection

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